Monday, April 8, 2013

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Museum of Jewish History to Open in Poland


Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah), so we're sharing some uplifiting news from Poland about developments on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. 

The Museum of Jewish History in Poland, now under construction on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, is slated for a formal opening to the public later this year.  On April 19th, the Museum will have a soft opening which will begin its educational and cultural programming in its new building with the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. 

This stunning, state-of-the-art Jewish museum will add exhibits until mid-2014 when it will be ready for a full opening.  It will be on a par with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Israel’s Yad Vashem. The key difference is that the Museum of the History of Polish Jews will extend the historical narrative beyond the Holocaust to encompass an epic Jewish history that even today profoundly shapes contemporary Israeli and American Jewish life.

The video below gives a good idea of what the museum will look like when it's complete and the breadth of Jewish life that it will portray to the millions of visitors who are expected to view its exhibitions.

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)    
 

(A tip of the kippah to Sheila Zucker for bringing this video to our attention.)